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Lapwing Films is a wedding videography business based in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Owner James has several years of experience in filmmaking and will passionately capture your special day as it unfolds naturally. James can utilise drone footage to include unique aerial images of your venue and guests. He will work discreetly to record your genuine emotions and candid moments, making sure you are enjoying your momentous occasion. Lapwing Films will endeavour to artistically document your authentic love story and create videos you can treasure for years to come.

Services Offered

Lapwing Films can host a consultation with you to discuss your expectations for your special celebration. James will be happy to travel and can punctually arrive at your agreed time to film for a minimum of eight hours. He can record both you and your partner preparing for the important day ahead, as well as the evening dances. Some of the services and products provided by Lapwing Films include:

  • Highlight films
  • Audio recordings
  • Trailers
  • Extended films
  • Additional hours
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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding

What does the wedding package include?

Filming for a minimum of 8 hours. A trailer and 3-6 minute highlight film. Option for extended filming times and a 15-20 minute extended film. I provide all raw footage free

How far in advance should I contact you?

As early as possible to secure your date. Please note, prices for 2023 are: £1150 (Package 1) and £1350 (Package 2)

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, based in West Yorkshire but willing to travel

What is the charge for travelling?

45 pence per mile for travel over 30 miles from base (BD16)

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I capture weddings as they unfold throughout the day without unnecessary and prolonged staged shots. I am also a licensed drone pilot and use this to take unique aerial shots of the venue and guests

What kind of equipment do you use?

Visual: Panasonic Lumix S5 cameras, DJI RS2 gimbal, DJI Mavic Air 2 drone and DJI Osmo Action cameras. Audio: DJI Mic, Sony TX650s and Sony UX570s

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Extra time is free. I film for a minimum of 8 hours (Highlight Package) and a minimum of 10 hours (Extended Package.) If I feel I need to stay longer, I will

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer / card payment

How do you work?

I'm friendly and professional. I want to capture your whole day from start to finish and will stay as long as is required to capture everything at no extra charge
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Do you have any questions?

Request pricing

Reviews for Lapwing Films

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Rebecca S. Sent on 18/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Could not ask for more!

Amazing from start to finish! James was fantastic and got everything we asked for and more!
I would recommend to anyone! Cannot stop watching the videos! Quality is fantastic and such a quick turnaround
Paul W. Sent on 08/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Videography

What can we say about James! Earlier this year we were lucky to have James as the videographer for our wedding. From the first initial contact through to delivery of the product after the wedding James' service was excellent. He communicated clearly and effectively, taking into account the moments we were after. His ability to bring his own artistic vision to our wedding videos has led to some wonderful memories being captured on film, many of which we would never have seen for ourselves. A true professional and wholly worth every penny paid. It is clear not just from our videos, but across his portfolio that real effort, care and consideration is given to every couple to ensure they get the best video of their special day. A supplier we are very much glad we booked, and one we would seriously have missed if we hadn't!
Jenny S. Sent on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

James did an amazing job on our wedding day. He made us feel so comfortable and blended into the background so well. Our video was a brilliant reminder of the day and he captured everything perfectly. We would definitely recommended Lapwing films to anyone wanting a videographer and we are so pleased that we have the memories to keep.
Tom S. Sent on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding

Great quality camera work!
Blended into the background (in a good way).
Filmed all day and into the night, getting loads of content.
A joy to be around on our wedding day!
Would 100% recommend!
Beth M. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Talented, Creative, Attentive- thank you for the most perfect videos!

James was recommended to us by another videographer who unfortunately had to cancel due to personal circumstances, but as soon as we viewed his work and he luckily confirmed he was available, we knew it was meant to be!

He is the most lovely person and so incredibly talented at what he does. Throughout the day he was so attentive and made sure every little detail planned was captured for us to view back!

We were lucky to get our trailer teaser about a week after we got married, and watched it whilst on honeymoon. I’ll never forget watching it for the first time, getting goosebumps and feeling like I was watching a movie trailer. We knew that if this was just the teaser, that we were in for such a treat for the rest of what was to come!

We honestly cannot thank him enough for his time, effort and amazing videography skills. We absolutely love how he captured all the little details, and the amount of emotion from tears in the speeches and in the vows to laughter throughout the whole day. It’s so lovely to see how much everyone enjoyed the day and see all the moments we we didn’t manage to. The first look moments with my bridesmaids and father of the bride are some of many favourites, and of course we love ALL the clips of Freddie! (The star of the show said by nearly every guest 🤣).

We are incredibly happy and so grateful he was able to capture our day. The videos are even more amazing than we ever dreamed of!

Thanks ever so much James!
Felicity J. Sent on 19/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wouldn’t be without our wedding videos, all thanks to James

We were very fortunate to have James as our videographer on our wedding day.

We loved our day and James captured so many moments from the beginning to the end. He put us at such ease and he’s captured moments we didn’t even realise he was present for.

The editing of all the footage, the music and the words James chose to make our videos is just perfect.

All the way through, from the minute we got in touch with James, he was great. He responded to all my emails, requests and was so accommodating!

We can’t thank you enough for the memories you have captured of our wedding day James. Thank you so much for being a part of it.

Fliss & Alastair James
Martin M. Sent on 18/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

We got married in April 22. James did the videography and he went over and above for the whole day. The end result was beautiful and more than we ever hoped for. The editing of the final videos was 2nd to none. Could not be happier with this service and would recommend Lapwing to anybody as a great and talented videographer.
Thank you again James you captured more than any pictures could. And gave us memories that otherwise would have been forgotten, as the day goes so fast and it's not possible to take it all in..
Amy N. Sent on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

We cannot recommend James enough, our wedding video is amazing James has captured every part of our day. We ended up going for the longer video which we are so happy about. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a videographer.
Sam A. Sent on 12/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding decision you will make!

James was the upmost pro from start to finish! He respectfully asked all the right questions prior to our wedding to ensure he captured everything that was special to us on the big day.

He went above and beyond to be in the right place at the right time, from dawn till dusk, just to be sure he would frame those perfect moments that we will be fortunate enough to reminisce with our friends and family. It also helps that he’s super tall! :-D

Behind the lens he’s incredibly gifted, demonstrating a real passion for his work. Combine this with his warm personality and thoughtfulness towards your special day, you will be hard pushed to find a better videographer.

Perfect service by a true gent!
Suzanne L. Sent on 23/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Calm, memorable and authentic

Wow! I am lost for words for the wonderful video that James has created for our special day! It truly was the most amazing day! James we can not thank you enough for how calm and relaxed you made us feel throughout the day. Some of the detail you have captured without us knowing 🥰🥰 is amazing and will make our special day memorable for the rest of our lives. We wish you all the best for the future, you truly are a credit to your work. X
Claire S. Sent on 23/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Captured the day beautifully

I would really recommend, James did a wonderful job at our wedding.. was everywhere he needed to be but very behind the scenes and but in a lot of effort to make sure our video was perfect in every way.
Daniel P. Sent on 23/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mr Daniel Pearson

James did the video for my recent wedding. From start to finish nothing was to big or small. James was professional approachable and listened to everything we wanted. The final product truly represents how much effort and work James put into the video. On behalf of me and my wife thank you James. I highly recommend James if you are looking for a fantastic video to remember your special day forever!
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